Winwood toughs it out for second novice title

Alex Winwood won his match against Jesse Dawe.
Alex Winwood won his match against Jesse Dawe.

Senior female boxer McAlinden (51kg) fought Rovie Helluza from Petersons Gym.

Silver Sands coach Brian Sartori said McAlinden boxed well and worked off a sharp jab, then landed rights and hooks.

‘This was a very close fight and Claire could be considered a little unlucky not to have got the decision,’ Sartori said. ‘A rematch for Claire should happen in coming weeks.’

Winwood won his second novice title in a unanimous decision over Jesse Dawe from Anvil Allens Gym.

‘I’m hoping to keep Alex busy with an eye on the Golden Gloves and state titles later in the year,’ Sartori said.